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February 15, 2020
All-Star notes: Africa unveils teams, LeBron brings students
The NBA-backed Basketball Africa League on Saturday announced the 12 teams that will compete in the inaugural season.
February 14, 2020
Gunmen kill at least 21 in central Mali village
Gunmen killed at least 21 people early Friday in central Mali in a village that suffered a massive attack last year, the ...
February 14, 2020
Gold panning in northern Mali may be benefiting extremists
A gold rush is underway in an area of northern Mali where al-Qaida-linked fighters are active, raising concerns that profits ...
February 13, 2020
Reconstituted Malian army returns to town of Kidal
Mali's military returned to a longtime rebel stronghold with former rebels as well as regular soldiers making up the arriving ...
February 12, 2020
US military downgrades efforts against extremists in Sahel
The U.S. military has switched from trying to degrade Islamic extremist groups in West Africa’s sprawling Sahel region to ...
February 10, 2020
More than 450 civilians killed in central Mali last year
Islamic militants and ethnic-based militias killed more than 450 civilians in central Mali last year, making it the deadliest ...
February 02, 2020
France to send extra 600 troops to fight Sahel extremists
France will deploy 600 additional soldiers in the African Sahel region to combat extremists, raising the amount of troops ...
January 29, 2020
Allies worry as US ponders cutting military forces in Africa
As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent, ...
January 28, 2020
Market attack kills at least 30 in northern Burkina Faso
Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market in Burkina Faso and killed more than 30 people over the weekend, ...
January 27, 2020
Czech Republic to send troops to Africa anti-terror mission
The Czech government on Monday approved a Defense Ministry plan to deploy up to 60 troops as part of France's anti-terror ...
January 26, 2020
20 Mali soldiers killed at army camp attacked by gunmen
Gunmen attacked an army camp in Mali near the border with Mauritania, killing 20 soldiers Sunday, the government and armed ...
January 16, 2020
US charges Malian in al-Qaida hotel attack in Burkina Faso
Federal prosecutors announced murder charges Thursday against a Malian man accused of playing a central role in two 2016 ...
January 14, 2020
French summit aims to boost counterterror fight in W. Africa
French and West African heads of states vowed to boost their military efforts under a joint command in Africa's Sahel region, ...
January 13, 2020
Niger says 89 soldiers killed in attack by extremists
The death toll from an attack by Islamic extremists on Niger’s military last week has risen to at least 89, making it the ...
January 10, 2020
Islamic extremism wracks Burkina Faso, spreading east
The jihadists who killed Wabwa Ampougovni's son and two grandchildren wanted them to suffer: They cut the backs of their ...
January 09, 2020
Suspected jihadists strike Niger military; 25 soldiers dead
Islamic militants carried out another large assault on Niger's military Thursday, leaving at least 25 soldiers dead along ...
December 26, 2019
14 dead in Niger after Islamic extremists attack convoy
Islamic extremists on motorcycles killed 14 security force members who were escorting election officials in the West African ...
December 24, 2019
35 civilians, 80 jihadists killed in attack in Burkina Faso
Jihadists attacked a town in northern Burkina Faso and killed 35 civilians, most of them women, and ensuing clashes with ...
December 23, 2019
France says it carries out first armed drone strike in Mali
France's defense ministry announced Monday it had carried out its first armed drone strike, killing seven Islamic extremists ...
December 13, 2019
Islamic State group claims attack on Niger military; 71 dead
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military camp in Niger that killed at least 71 soldiers
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